The Phils made it 9 in a row over the Muts. The Phils didn't do much, but they did enough.
Jamie Moyer was unspectacular but solid. He worked around a tight strike zone, kept Mets hitters off-balance and notched his first quality start of the season.
A special thank you needs to go out to Willie Randolph. The Phils managed only 3 hits off of Ollie Perez through 5 2/3, but back to back walks was all Randolph needed to yank Ollie. The odds the Phils were going to get to Perez? Somewhere between slim and none. Definitely a lot less than the odds they would get to the Mets bullpen. Thanks for the help, Willie!
Chase Utley was hit 4 times yesterday: three times by Mets pitchers and once by Carlos Delgado when he was running the bases. I'm surprised Mr. Met didn't catch him with a rolled up t-shirt or a hot dog. Utley did escape injury.
However, Jimmy Rollins did not escape injury, as he was victim of one too many "look-backs" to second. On one, he jammed his left ankle into second base. He came out of the game in the eighth. I'm sure he'll be listed as "day-to-day." Cross your fingers...
Brad Lidge was unavailable for the game yesterday. He'd thrown in each of the last two games, the first being a 6 run loss to the Reds. It didn't end up hurting the Phils, but it was the wrong decision to have him throw in that meaningless game in Cincy.
Burrell's TC aspirations took a hit with his 0-3 yesterday. Manuel didn't do him any favors either, pulling him after 7, then having his spot come up again in the eighth in a primo RBI situation.
In other triple crown news, Pedro Feliz is close to leading the league in lowest batting average, strikeouts and GIDP...